In Ethiopia Pittards looks after its workers and their families with an in-house clinic at the tannery. Since its inception in 2005 this facility has helped a significant number of employees during illness. Improved worker health led to increased efficiencies, with the result that pay and living standards were also uplifted.
Further support for the wider community is through local school funding that provides educational materials, prizes for progressive achievement and finances the building of new classrooms.
Working to support youth through sport, we sponsor a football team in Addis Ababa. It has been a joy to watch the team grow through participation, culminating in them being crowned the U18 2020 city champions in 2021.